Mark Klett, Rebecca Solnit & Byron Wolfe: Drowned River
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Drowned River presents the work of photographers Byron Wolfe and Mark Klett, along with writer Rebecca Solnit, who spent five years exploring the Glen Canyon Dam and the Colorado River. Wolfe and Klett retracted the physical locations where Eliot Porter made his photographs for the landmark 1963 photobook 'The Place No One Knew: Glen Canyon on the Colorado', now often submerged by the reservoir’s waters. Solnit’s accompanying text meditates on the meanings and histories of the place, drawing from both the trio’s explorations and archival research. Drowned River is a book about climate change, about “the madness of the past and the terror of the future” (as Solnit puts it). But it is also a book about how photography can describe beauty and trouble simultaneously, and what it takes to understand a place and to come to terms with the changes we have set in motion.
ISBN 9781942185253. RADIUS BOOKS.